Theseus – Into the Labyrinth (PSVR)

So I wanted to get another VR game and Moss, which is out since February 27, seemed a good fit. While I will be definitely playing that game soon (just downloading it, actually), I decided to start another VR game that had me intrigued when I saw it in the store: Theseus. The legend of … Continue reading Theseus – Into the Labyrinth (PSVR)

Middle-earth: Shadow of War – An Olog broke my sword and I didn’t like it

It had been a fine day in Mordor, a very fine day indeed. Why was it a fine day? Simple: I had just completed my first Online Vendetta Mission and successfully avenged a fellow gamer's death at the hands of a despicable Orc assassin. Go, me! It was a hard-won fight, I'll admit to that, … Continue reading Middle-earth: Shadow of War – An Olog broke my sword and I didn’t like it

What goes around comes around – Blade of Galadriel DLC

Middle-earth: Shadow of War dropped its first story DLC, Blade of Galadriel, and I finished it after roughly four hours spent in Mordor (including some new views found throughout the regions). There are ten story missions in total and a ton of optional duels to fight in order to gain legendary gear. You don't actually … Continue reading What goes around comes around – Blade of Galadriel DLC

SNIPER ELITE 4 – Explaining the ranks and the skill tree (sort of)

Now, if you have been wondering what the ranks in SNIPER ELITE 4 are all about, this game introduces a skill tree that is pretty useful, especially in coop and maybe even multiplayer (which is not my thing, really). That skill tree, you might have guessed, will expand with a specific rank you obtain by … Continue reading SNIPER ELITE 4 – Explaining the ranks and the skill tree (sort of)

Are customizable characters a good thing?

So, Far Cry 5 is coming out and, contrary to previous entries of the series that all featured a preset protagonist, this time the playable character will be a customizable avatar. This made me think about character customization in general, and the ways it does or does not affect the game experience. So, let's say … Continue reading Are customizable characters a good thing?

Shadow of the Beast – A satisfying mix of platforming, combat and puzzles

I found Shadow of the Beast (the PS4-exclusive remake of the 1989 Amiga-classic) while looking for games where you play as the bad guy. You play as the titular beast, Aarbron, an ugly thing of impressive power, who was created by the evil mage Maletoth and who feeds on blood and the souls of his … Continue reading Shadow of the Beast – A satisfying mix of platforming, combat and puzzles

Vampyr or The Holy (Story) Trinity of Character, Conflict and Choices

For months now I have been going on about how much I am looking forward to DontNod's upcoming game, Vampyr. It occurs to me only now that I have never quite come around to detailling why that is so. Frankly, at first I was a little skeptical, cause when I came across this intriguing game … Continue reading Vampyr or The Holy (Story) Trinity of Character, Conflict and Choices

Life is Strange or Erase and Rewind

With 2018 just having begun, I was mad enough to start playing three games at the same time, and one of them was Life is Strange, which I finished just yesterday. Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game developed by DontNod Entertainment and published by Square Enix. DontNod will be releasing Vampyr this year, … Continue reading Life is Strange or Erase and Rewind

This year just started and already I did something really stupid

Guys, remember my Merry Christmas-post, where I outlined all the games I was looking forward to in 2018 plus the games I wanted to catch up on on my PS3? There were really a lot, right? Well, guess what? I did a really stupid thing and started playing three games at once (Aaaaah!!) and bought … Continue reading This year just started and already I did something really stupid

Fly Like An Eagle – Eagle Flight VR

Welcome to 2018, guys! Here's to it becoming a wonderful and successful year for every one of us! Now, while downloading Life is Strange and nursing my hangover, I decided to write that review of Eagle Flight VR I promised in the previous post. Admittedly, this is not a complete review, since I have yet … Continue reading Fly Like An Eagle – Eagle Flight VR

Merry Christmas, everyone!

This year was Whatchaa.com's most successful so far and that is thanks to the 3.136 people who visited the site, which is seven times (!) the number of visitors of last year. Also, I now have 25 followers in total, the latest of which just joined today. Thank you so much for sticking with me! … Continue reading Merry Christmas, everyone!

Top 5 holy [insert expletive]-moments in gaming 2017

This post (I published a similar one back in 2015.) focuses on those moments that left me humbled, surprised, embarrassed or simply grinning with absolute delight. 5. Under fire The first time I entered a multiplayer map in SNIPER ELITE III frankly left me doubting my skills. I got maybe two kills with the SMG … Continue reading Top 5 holy [insert expletive]-moments in gaming 2017

Heroes and Villains of 2017

Welcome to the second part of Whatchaa.com's best and worst of 2017 series! Now, I don't think that a game necessarily needs a powerful nemesis for it to be a good game (The Last of Us comes to mind). But if there is a nemesis (and let's face it, in most cases there is that … Continue reading Heroes and Villains of 2017

Best and Worst of 2017

Wow, 2017 is almost over and here I am, looking back on the games I played this year and what made them special - or not. Welcome to Whatchaa.com's Best and Worst of 2017-series. The first part deals with the best and worst games I have played this year. DLCs don't count. So, there were SNIPER … Continue reading Best and Worst of 2017

Thief- Still my favorite stealth game

Thief (the 2014 reboot by Eidos Montreal published by Square Enix) was one of the very first games I played on my PS4 back when I bought the console three years ago a few weeks before Christmas (That's right, the PS4 was my very own Christmas present). I loved it, very much, actually, but didn't … Continue reading Thief- Still my favorite stealth game

My First Foray into Virtual Reality (PSVR)

I am, actually, one of those people who don't quite understand the 3D-movie-hype. Because, you need to understand that, instead of experiencing awesome effects, all I see are colorful yet blurry lines. And, therefore, even though I thought the idea of taking on Virtual Reality on my PS4 fascinating, I was reluctant to try it. … Continue reading My First Foray into Virtual Reality (PSVR)

Aragami is a beautiful and fascinating stealth game true to its name and nature

Having played a lot of shooters this year (namely SNIPER ELITE III and SNIPER ELITE 4, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Wolfenstein - The New Order and Wolfenstein II - The New Collossus) I found myself craving a change of scenery, which, for me, means stealth. Since I had already finished the badass … Continue reading Aragami is a beautiful and fascinating stealth game true to its name and nature

Wolfenstein II – The New Collossus delivers swashbuckling dialogue and badass combat along with a riveting story

Watching the trailers for Wolfenstein II - The New Colossus, you'd never guess how good this first-person shooter's writers are at storytelling and characterization. They handle the balance between fast-paced action sequences and easy-going dialogue with such brilliant ease that a full-blown homecoming party right after a harrowing shootout feels like real relief and not … Continue reading Wolfenstein II – The New Collossus delivers swashbuckling dialogue and badass combat along with a riveting story

HITMAN: Patient Zero Campaign Mission 4, Patient Zero

Alright, this is the last mission of the campaign and, daring to be bold and on the clock since I actually did this in the early morning before leaving for work, I finished it in a five minute speed-run. I have updated that speed-run since. Agent 47's last target is one Owen Cage, a cultist … Continue reading HITMAN: Patient Zero Campaign Mission 4, Patient Zero

HITMAN: Patient Zero Campaign Mission 3, The Vector

Next on Agent 47's list of sleeper agents is one Dr. Bradley Paine. Dr. Paine (what a name!) is hiding out in Colorado at the militia camp from Season One and he has already infected four of the soldiers with the virus in order to spread it around. Agent 47 has to eliminate all five … Continue reading HITMAN: Patient Zero Campaign Mission 3, The Vector